Finding A New Insurance Policy

Open enrollment is starting soon, so here is a quick rundown of what you need to know when shopping for a new insurance policy. If you live in Texas you need to know that Texas is a little different, but most of the rules are about the same everywhere else. Open enrollment starts November 1, […]

3 great things that could jump start your future!

Young people ask me for advice all of the time and I just love helping them. I am Andy Matthews and am 50 years old and have worked in the hemophilia field for about 25 years, and I also live with hemophilia. I would like to share a few things that may help you through three […]

Staying active this summer

As you know I love to exercise and have a pretty messed up ankle.  I am a freak about the right shoes and just bought some Brooks trail running shoes and even though I don’t and cant run, I love to walk a lot and I mean fast walking.  I am telling you I am […]

Hemophilia assistance Bill changes

Great news for Texas patients.  A program called the HAP which has been around for years is now getting set up to assist in insurance premiums.  It used to pay 25k a year for factor if you qualified and as you know, that is not much so not many people used it. Now  we can […]

Hemophilia Survey for $

Beacon Healthcare Communications, a healthcare communications company, is working on behalf of a pharmaceutical manufacturer in the hemophilia market.  We are in the process of recruiting patients (18 years old and older) and caregivers of children (12 to 17 years old) with either hemophilia A or B to participate in a very brief market research […]

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Bobcat vs. Big Racoon

The duel continues at the ranch when these two foes face off in front of the motion detection camera.  I thought it was pretty cool to see these animals mingling at the feeder, especially the bobcat.

How Half-Life of Factor Really Works

by Andy Matthews with Dr. Mike Wang Bleeds were very common, in the 1970’s when I grew up.  The reason for that was that most people did not have access to factor, and many did not have the capability to use factor or Cryoprecipitate at home.  However, even today, there are many reasons why adult […]

Current Discussions

Jessica: My son is 13, has hemophilia and really wants to b...

George Durrant: Hi, I have come across this article while trying t...

Angel Melendez: I would like to participate in the surveys....

Moore: My uncle was once a victim of hemophilia. Natural ...

T. Thompson: Andy, that was a very inspiring article. You are a...